National UCU has decided to suspend the Marking Boycott, due to resume tomorrow.  Instead members will be balloted online regarding the employers’ new proposals.

Make sure you check emails for any further details. And make sure you vote!


Dear colleague,

As you will know UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) met today.

HEC has decided to seek members’ views on new proposals from the employers aimed at resolving the current dispute.

The proposals do provide some improvement in accrual rates and an increase in the earnings cap but also include proposed increases in members’ contributions.

The action which was due to resume on 16 January is suspended while the union consults members.

The union is now making urgent arrangements with the Electoral Reform Society to conduct an online ballot of members regarding acceptance or rejection of the proposals as soon as practically possible. We will send more information on the ballot timetable and arrangements as well as more detail on the employers’ proposals tomorrow morning.

All the best, Justine

Justine Stephens
Head of Campaigns
University and College Union (UCU)
Carlow Street

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